From childhood, George Gershwin (Robert Alda) shows remarkable musical ability, and his parents place him in training with Professor Frank (Albert Basserman). Despite Frank's warning not to succumb to popular music, George focuses on show tunes and jazz. While he's studying, he performs at vaudeville theaters and tries to sell his songs in music stores. After Al Jolson sees success with his music, George's career takes off on Broadway and in Hollywood, before tragedy strikes.
Director: Irving Rapper
Cast: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Oscar Levant, Charles Coburn, Julie Bishop, Albert Basserman, Morris Carnovsky, Herbert Rudley, Rosemary DeCamp, Paul Whiteman and Hazel Scott